Hypothyroidism is a disease that causes the thyroid gland to not produce enough hormones, causing tiredness, weakness, depression, high cholesterol levels and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Anyone can have hypothyroidism, but women age 60 and older and those with a family history are more susceptible. A standard examination and simple blood test by your doctor can show if your thyroid hormone level is too low and if hypothyroidism is the diagnosis.
What Causes Hypothyroidism?
In the United States, the most common cause is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which makes the body’s immune system to attack thyroid tissue. As a result, the gland isn’t able to produce enough thyroid hormone.
Other causes of low levels of thyroid hormone include thyroid gland removal surgery and radiation therapy. Less common causes include viral infections and some side effects of prescription medications.
Hypothyroidism can cause many different symptoms, including:
- Lethargy, Feeling tired, weak, or depressed
- Dry skin and brittle nails
- Cold sensitivity
- Memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly
- Heavy or irregular menstrual cycles
- Weight gain
- Poor quality hair and nails
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Cold hands and feet
How is hypothyroidism supported?
Doctors usually prescribe thyroid hormone pills to support hypothyroidism. Most individuals start to feel better within a week or two, and symptoms subside within a few months. But you will likely need to keep taking the pills for the rest of your life, constantly going for follow-up visits to make sure you are not getting too much or too little of the thyroid hormone, which can cause problems.
But natural help is available.
Our unique, natural approach to supporting Hypothyroidism is proven to be more effective than most other natural support on the market today. We focus on an in-depth integrative testing approach that helps us to tailor and customize a support plan for each patient based on his or her own underlying causative factors.
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